A transgender woman was stabbed in the neck by someone in a car after being called over to talk.
The murder was captured by surveillance video from a local tattoo shop.
K.C. Haggard, 66, died from wounds suffered in the attack that occurred in the California city of Fresno early Thursday (23 July).
According to the local Fox affiliate, the graphic video of Haggard’s attack shows someone in the passenger seat stabbing her in the neck then the car driving off. The victim is then seen holding her neck as she stumbles down the sidewalk and tries to flag someone down for help.
She then collapses onto the sidewalk.
‘It was premeditated, and it was thought out,’ local transgender advocate Karen Adell Scot tells the station. ‘They had the knife ready. They baited the person to the vehicle and they followed through with tremendous precision on the strike.’
Haggard is the second transgender woman murdered in the US this week and the 11th so far in 2015.
Scot, the founder of Transcare.org, added: ‘We don’t want to be murdered in the dark while we are alone with no one helping us. It has to change.’
No arrests have been made.